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HB 1672 Naloxone; administration by unlicensed individual in cases of opiate overdose.
SUMMARY AS PASSED HOUSE: (all summaries)
Naloxone; administration in cases of opiate overdose. Allows a person to obtain a prescription for and to possess and administer naloxone to a family member or friend for the purpose of counteracting the effects of opiate overdose. The bill also requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to work together with the Department of Health, Department of Health Professions, law-enforcement agencies, substance abuse recovery support organizations, and other stakeholders to conduct pilot programs on the administration of naloxone to counteract the effects of opiate overdose. The bill requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to report on such pilot programs to the General Assembly by December 1, 2014.